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Hydraulic Handbrakes for Rally, Rallycross, and Drift Cars

A hydraulic handbrake is excellent addition to any rally car, drift car, off road race truck, or any other vehicle where rotating sideways into corners is an advantage. While hydraulic handbrakes might seem complex at first glance, they’re actually very simple and can be installed by anyone with some basic mechanical skills. Join us as … Continued

Off Road VS Overland: The Real Difference

Overland travel aka “overlanding” has become increasingly popular over the past decade, as vehicle-based adventure travel to remote and beautiful locations has become glorified through online press, popular journalism, and across social media. As more adventurers choose to escape to the great outdoors to pursue their passions via their own vehicles, a host of overland … Continued

Threshold Braking

Threshold braking is one of the most important skills that all drivers should be familiar and confident with, as well as an absolutely critical skill for racing drivers of all disciplines to master. Threshold braking is simply defined as the maximum braking force possible without locking up the tires. This threshold braking results in maximum … Continued

Reading The Roads: How to Drive Unfamiliar Terrain

In the old days of rally racing, rallies were held over long distances and run with minimal information. Teams would race without the advantage of modern pace notes and reconnaissance laps, using only using a routebook to get from point A to B. This routebook would only contain directions for intersections and distances between them, … Continued

Easy Hill Starts With a Manual Transmission

The toughest part of driving any manual transmission car is starting on a hill, and the steeper the hill is, the more difficult it becomes. Especially in traffic, rolling backwards on a hill is sometimes simply not an option. The simplest way to start on a hill without fear of rolling back is simply to … Continued

Heel Toe Shifting Explained: Beginner to Advanced

Join us for an in-depth look at heel toe shifting, from beginner to advanced. Rev matching is a critical skill to have for performance driving, and heel toe shifting is one easy and practical way to accomplish this on the street, track, and rally stage.

Emergency CV Boot Repairs

Ripped and torn CV Boots are very common in rally and off road situations. The same is true for ball joint boots, tie rod boots, steering rack boots, and so on. Any soft rubber exposed under the vehicle will fail, especially when exposed to the harsh abuse of rally and off road style driving. For … Continued

Starting a Manual Transmission in Gear

There are several situations when starting in gear with a manual transmission would be appropriate and beneficial. This may require deleting or installing a manual switch to deactivate your car’s clutch start safety feature (standard equipment on most modern cars) or in the case of a Toyota Tacoma, there is already a “Clutch Start Cancel” … Continued

How To Do a Forward 180 With a Car

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to turn around in a hurry, the quickest and simplest way to turn around is to do a forward 180. Performing this maneuver consistently and accurately takes practice, but hopefully this video gives you a solid jumping-off point from which to try out this maneuver … Continued

Dialing In Off-Road Tire Pressure

Dialing in Your Off Road Tire Pressure Whenever your path takes you off the pavement, know that lowering your tire pressures will have a dramatic positive impact on your vehicle’s capability, longevity, and comfort.  The recommended tire pressures listed in your owner’s manual are meant for highway use, driving at relatively high speeds on smooth, … Continued

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